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No. 39 Thursday 9 December 1999

The meeting opened at 9.30 am .

1. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Transport and the Environment made a statement on national waste strategy.

2. Ministerial Statement: The Minister for Communities made a statement on housing.

3. Procedures Committee, Draft Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament : Mr Murray Tosh, on behalf of the Procedure Committee, moved S1M-354—That the Parliament notes the terms of the 1st Report 1999 of the Procedures Committee, Draft Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 28); approves the draft Standing Orders set out in Annex 4 of the Report and now makes the Standing Orders of the Parliament in terms of that draft and agrees that those Standing Orders shall come into force on 17 December 1999.

Tommy Sheridan moved amendment S1M-354.1 to motion S1M-354—

After “that draft” insert—

“with the addition of, in Rule 5.6.1(b), after under Rule 5.2.2” insert “or by members who do not represent a political party”

After debate, the amendment was disagreed to ((DT) by division: For 28, Against 73, Abstentions 4).

The motion was then agreed to (DT).

4. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1: The Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice moved S1M-213—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

5. Business Motion: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-364—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following addition to the programme of business on 9 December 1999 —

“that the Business Motion will be followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions, and that the Continuation of the Stage 1 Debate on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill will be followed by a motion on a financial resolution required in relation to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill”

and (b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 15 December 1999

9.30 am Debate on a motion on a Standards Committee Report on Cross Party Groups

10.00 am Debate on draft 2000-01 budget – level 2 figures

12.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Salmon Anaemia

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate – Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Motion on a Financial Resolution required in relation to the provisions of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 16 December 1999

9.30 am Debate on an SNP motion on the Act of Settlement

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Question Time

3.00 pm Open Question Time

followed by, no later than 3.15 pm Debate on Executive Motion on Health

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-297 Dr Sylvia Jackson: Cornton Vale

The motion was agreed to.

6. Approval of SSI: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-365—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143) be approved

The motion was agreed to (DT).

7. Approval of SI: Iain Smith, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S1M-369—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 1999 be approved.

The motion was agreed to (DT).

8. Question Time: Questions were answered by the First Minister and other Ministers and junior Scottish Ministers.

9. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution: The Minister for Finance moved S1M-254—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—

(a) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund by or under any other Act; and

(b) charges by the Public Guardian in connection with his functions under the Act.

After debate, the motion was agreed to (DT).

10. Decision Time: Decisions were taken on items 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 as noted above.

11. Pollokshaws Sports Centre: The Parliament debated S1M-275 in the name of Nicola Sturgeon—That the Parliament recognises the importance of accessible sport and leisure facilities in communities around Scotland; notes with regret the decision of Glasgow City Council to close the well-used Pollokshaws Sports Centre and urges reversal of that decision, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to highlight the positive role that community sports facilities can play in combating social exclusion and improving the lives of people in our most deprived communities.

he meeting closed at 5.34 pm.

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